FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots announced that they have signed LB Scooby Wright and RB Robert Martin. Terms of the contracts were not announced. In addition, the Patriots have released DL Keionta Davis and WR Maurice Harris and placed LB Brandon King on injured reserve.
Martin, 23, originally entered the NFL as a rookie free agent with the New York Giants on May 14, 2018. The 5-foot-11, 212-pounder was released by the Giants at the end of training camp last year and spent his rookie season on the Giants practice squad. He was released by the Giants in May of this year.
Wright, 24, originally entered the NFL as a seventh-round draft pick (250th overall) of the Cleveland Browns out of Arizona in the 2016 NFL Draft. The 6-foot, 247-pounder began his rookie season on the 53-man roster before being released and signed to the practice squad. Wright was signed by Arizona off the Cleveland practice squad on Dec. 13, 2016 and played in the final three games of the season. He split the 2017 season between the Arizona practice squad and 53-man roster, seeing action in 10 games. Wright was released by Arizona at the end of training camp last season.
Davis, 25, originally signed with New England as a rookie free agent out of Tennessee-Chattanooga on Aug. 11, 2017. The 6-foot-4, 280-pounder spent his rookie season on the non-football injury reserve list and made the 53-man roster coming out of training camp in 2018. Davis appeared in six regular-season games last year with three starts and posted six tackles. He was inactive for 10 regular-season contests and all three playoff games.
Harris, 26, was signed by New England as a free agent on March 15, 2019. The 6-foot-3, 205-pounder is a veteran of three NFL seasons with the Washington Redskins (2016-18). Harris originally entered the NFL as a rookie free agent with Washington out of California on May 4, 2016. He began his first two seasons on the practice squad before being signed to the 53-man roster and was on the 53-man roster for the entire 2018 campaign. Harris has played in 28 NFL games with seven starts and has 40 receptions for 432 yards and one touchdown and six kickoff returns for 118 yards. Last season, he played in 12 games with seven starts for Washington and caught 28 passes for 304 yards.
King, 26, has spent the last four seasons with New England after originally joining the team as a rookie free agent out of Auburn in 2015. The 6-foot-2, 220-pounder, has played in 57 regular-season games and 11 postseason games with the Patriots.